According to “The Lunch” Luncheon Co-Chairs Suzanne and Jim Johnston,
“We are honored to serve as chairs of the second annual event, ‘The Lunch,’ on Friday, September 9th, with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Condoleezza Rice benefitting Goodwill Dallas. Goodwill is all about jobs and people, and through jobs, helping each individual reach his or her full potential.
“At last year’s event, we witnessed what can happen when great minds, enthusiastic volunteers and the most generous people in Dallas work together toward a common goal. ‘The Lunch’ has a significant, direct and immediate impact on members of our community who are disadvantaged or have a mental or physical disability.
“In 2015, Goodwill served 3,132 people and placed 1,262 men and women into jobs. Yet, the need for Goodwill’s services outweighs our capacity, and every day fellow citizens continue to struggle to make ends meet. As individuals, we innately crave purpose, a sense of accomplishment and self-respect fostered by acknowledgement for our contributions to life around us. It is heartening to see such shared dedication toward a job creation and to see that passion translated into dollars to help members of our community to become wage-earning, tax-paying citizens gain dignity and self-worth for themselves and their families.
“We personally invite you to join us, again, this year and ask for your support for another successful event to expand Goodwill’s job creation program and services. We are so very grateful to the citizens of Dallas – our donors, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and to those who support our mission. Thank you for your continued support. We could not do this without you!
“’The Lunch’ sponsors, to date, are
- “Presenting Sponsor The David B. Miller Family Foundation,
- “Legacy Sponsor Michele and Jack M. Lafield and
- “Champion Sponsors The Hoglund Foundation and Pat and Jane Bolin Donor Advised Fund.
“Sustaining Sponsors are Caren Prothro/Ruth and Ken Altshuler, Kathryn and Stephen Arata, Bank of Texas, Cardinal Mainstream, Suzanne M. and Lance Charriere, Cityplace Company/ForestCity Realty Trust Inc., Dian Graves Owen Foundation, Sharon and Steve Folsom, The Ginger Murchison Foundation, Haynes and Boone LLP, Hegi Family, Larry and Kathy Helm, Al G. Hill Jr., Dr. Richard E. Hoffman, Suzanne and James M. Johnston, Lisbeth Minyard and Paul Lokey, Carol and Patrick McEvoy, Pat Morgan and Charles McEvoy, Harriet Miers, MoneyGram International, Inc., Neiman Marcus, Sarah Perot, PlainsCapital Bank, RGT Wealth Advisors, The Rosewood Company, Lynne and Roy Sheldon, TDIndustries Inc., Tejon Energy, Turner Construction Company.
“Supporting Sponsors are Amegy Bank, Atmos Energy, Kathy and Harlan Crow, Durham Family Foundation, Dianne and Don Patterson, The Kroger Company and Southern Methodist University.”
* Photo provided by Goodwill Dallas